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  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • Summer show

    Somerset's mini version of the RA's Summer Exhibition with all artworks for sale and nothing over £500

  • Street art

    Paintings, prints, photography and more from the cream of British art students around the UK on show (and for sale) at the Atkinson Gallery in Street

  • London calling

    Need a culture fix? Read our guide to the capital's art galleries' and museums' super-duper blockbuster shows

  • LONDON CALLING!

    Jump on a train and check out the city's hottest new exhibitions - get the late train back or stay over

  • Susie MacMurray

    Barbed wire and hair nets turned into installation art

  • My fave places: Somerset crime queen Clare Donoghue

    Crime novelist Clare Donoghue was brought up in Somerset and spent the obligatory ten years in London before moving back to the West Country to do an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa. By the end of the year she had her first novel – Never Look Back – and her main characters DI […]

  • Picture perfect at Montacute House

    I was glued to the TV adaption of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damien Lewis as Henry – and Montacute House as Greenwich Palace, the king’s main London home. When some friends came for a visit last weekend, in between knocking back large quantities of gin and knocking back large […]

  • natural history museum

    Perfect pocket guide to London museums & galleries

    In our house, no trip to London is complete without a visit to one of the city’s many museums or galleries but we usually do the same old, same old. This is all about to change: I’ve just got my hands on a copy of the brilliant Museums & Galleries of London by Somerset author […]

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